Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fine Young Aslan.

What is an attack force without ground troops to support it.  Just a bunch of fancy vehicles of course.  These Aslan are Leonid Warriors from RAFM's 15mm scifi line.  I painted up four combat squads, 1 command squad and 1 two member fire team.
For units I usually put six figures on individual bases.  The two figure base is a fire team with a hopefully devastating weapon.  Most of the figures are carrying weapons attached to a power pack on their backs.

This is a front view of the command squad.  With a lieutenant and two NCO's.

A view of the back of the command squad.

This would be the other two squads in the Aslan force.  All of these figures have backpacks instead of power packs.
These Aslan have been used at two different conventions, the first was NOWScon in the Cleveland area and the second was at TravellerconUSA in Lancaster.  In both battles the Aslan were on the receiving end of the short stick.  I did not bring my camera to either event so I have no pictures to show.  The figures had little to no flash to clan and were quite easy to paint once I figured out the paint scheme.  

Friday, July 22, 2016

What an Aslan needs for a real estate deal.

I can't believe it's been months since my last post.  Sorry for the delay.

What every Aslan needs is of course a strike force to assist the squatters in relocating.

    My friend Keith recommended the Ravenstar Mercury tanks as having an Aslan look, and I agreed.  So I purchased four tanks along with four troop transports and one command car.  I wanted them to have a similar look and of course camouflage.  So I went looking on YouTube for other peoples examples and tutorials.  I found a guy who used Silly Putty to help in painting some Sherman tanks.    
Step one.
I started with Desert Yellow primer.  Making all the vehicles look a bit bland.
Primed with Desert Yellow.
 Step Two.
I then took small amounts of Silly Putty and rolled it into small logs shapes.  The gently pressed it onto the vehicles in a set of curved designs.
Front view of the transports and command car.

Side view.
 Step three.
I sprayed Leather Brown paint onto the models and waited for the paint to dry.  Of course the vehicles looked like they had been attacked by poop flinging monkeys.
One of the tank chassis waiting to dry.  

The strike force ready for action.
 Step five.
I then peeled off the Silly Putty revealing the patterns you see here.
Step six.
I used a Sepia wash to bring out the detail, then sprayed a clear coat lacquer  to help protect the models.
The force again with the flash.

The command car.

Troop transports.

The mighty tanks.

One of the tanks with an alternate turret, maybe a Meson gun???
All in all I like the look of the models and I think they will see action soon.  Now I just need to get the troops painted up. Using the Silly Putty took a little patience it didn't stick at first, just a little pressure to make it stick.  The Silly Putty is reusable and didn't harm the paint or leave any residue.